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politics2.jpgThis category covers footage of trade unions, communism, protest, revolution and terrorism.
People’s Holiday, late 40’s, is just one of many May Day documentaries in Contemporary’s footage library. 1916 archive footage of the Easter Uprising in Ireland showing the ruins of Dublin after the battle. Free Voice politics.jpgof Labour covers the history of America’s famous Yiddish Anarchist paper. Exclusive footage of Fidel Castro, Aaron Copeland and Dimitri Shostakovich attending the Cultural and Scientific World Conference in the late 1940’s. Rare footage of the Peekskill incident when anti-communist whites organized and attacked a Communist Party outing, smashing buses and injuring those in them whilst the police stood by. Our section on unions contains portrayals of women activists from the US and Britain as well as archive material going back to the 30s. From Latin America comes footage of the grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo searching for their lost children and grandchildren.
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People sign a petition - the "Stockholm Appeal" - calling for the abolition of the atomic bomb

country of origin: Poland

Foreign comrades applaud

country of origin: China

Old woman, children

country of origin: Cuba

Men as beasts of burden

country of origin: Czech Republic

Men with torah scrolls

country of origin: Israel

On farms

country of origin: United States

US Nazis

country of origin: United States

Pig farm

country of origin: Angola

Family at home

country of origin:

Jim hackley speaking on government injunction

country of origin: United States

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